Jamaica day three is now complete. Today was definitely one of the most interesting and joyful days of my life. We began our day with a wonderful breakfast, way to early I might add; but so worth it. We began today’s journey by heading over to New Hope, one of the children’s homes here. We got to spend the morning playing with about twenty-five children, ranging from three months to eleven years old. As soon as we pulled into the driveway the children were excited and reaching through the gates for us to come hold and play with them. It was pure joy to be there and to get the opportunity to spend time with them. More so, it was the purest kind of joy in all of our hearts to be updated on the children from last year; whether they had found a home with family, or they had improved in general. One boy stood out in particular to me primarily because last year he just sat quietly in my lap, but this year he was joyful, could speak, and ran around playfully. It was a breathtaking and truly heartwarming experience.
Jamaica Day 1 and 2
We made it to Jamaica late and exhausted Saturday night. But, after a good nights rest at the Jamaican Deaf Village’s new conference center, along with the cool mountain breezes blowing, we were all ready for our mission adventure here to begin. After enjoying a great breakfast together, we began to get ready to attend church service at New Life Church here at JDV. We were blessed with a great time of worship and a great message from their new pastor, Pastor Sheldon. After church we were taken on a tour of the JDV furniture shop that features a new sewing addition where they have already begun to employ several ladies. After lunch with Pastor Sheldon and his family we enjoyed an afternoon of downtime for team devotionals and to recharge. In the evening we enjoyed dinner with all the JDV residents, Pastor Sheldon and his family. After dinner, we had a great time of team and relationship building with the residents playing games provided by Amanda Kohler, one of our amazing team members. Then thanks to Debbie Carter, Haley Roberts and Kayla Roberts we were able to spend time doing some fun craft projects and other activities with the kids at JDV. It was great watching our team spread out and connect with the residents.
Do not be deceived. We rarely see the fine print or the end result of giving in to temptation.
Have you ever been burned by not reading the fine print?
Satan tempts us to destroy us; God tests us to develop us.
What tempts you more- sweet treats or salty snacks?
Dear Faith Promise Family,
The past 21 years of ministry through Faith Promise have been incredible. Thousands of people have been saved and baptized, but above all, countless lives have been transformed. Twenty years ago our church was forever changed when Pastor Chris Stephens was called to lead Faith Promise Church. Things have never been the same! Now, after 21 years, over 7,000 people attend one of our seven Faith Promise campuses across our region, and each of us have been continually challenged to become more like Christ through Pastor’s preaching and influence each week.
Hello FPC Family,
Wow! I am so pumped about our emotions series and alignment, Madness, that we have just completed! It truly was life transforming for so many in our church family, so if you missed any weekends I encourage you to go online and listen. I appreciate all of your positive emails and texts sharing how God used the messages and lessons in your groups to help you get on the “P48” Train! (Phil. 4:8) I pray we all stay on board as we move ahead through the year with the joy of the Lord!